(10 copy slipcased edition)
(50 copy edition)
Sylph Chapbook Number 9
Cloth edition, viii, 18pp. (June
10 numbered copies quarter-bound in red Sokoto native-dyed goatskin and hand-made
Woven Olive Copper Light Maziarczyk paper with spine
stamped in gold and housed in full copper Asahi cloth slipcase. Signed
by William Kittredge.
50 numbered copies quarter-bound in copper Asahi cloth and hand-made Ivory
Sponge Maziarczyk paper and
leather spine label stamped in gold. Signed by William Kittredge.
The author's first piece of non-fiction from the late '70's. At the time,
he says that he had no idea how to go about writing an essay, so he consulted a colleague. In Redneck Secrets, the author
explores the reality of contemporary life in the American West as he has in his
works of fiction. He says, "I try to operate in the interface between
myth and reality, sometimes overtly dealing with the mythological, at other
times attempting to render life in a quite realistic manner. At all times
I am most centrally concerned with the interaction between what is real and what
seems to be real and the ways in which one becomes the other. I am fascinated by the ways we make up our lives and invent ourselves."
Price: $200 (10 numbered and copies in slipcase)